Designed for candidates enrolled in Furman's extended program. The course provides candidates with opportunities to plan and implement instruction, manage the classroom, evaluate student progress, communicate with other professionals and parents, and develop as professional educators under the supervision and mentoring of university and public school personnel.
Practicum: Secondary Teaching
Provides candidates with opportunities to apply theory and evidence-based practice in the classroom under the supervision of Furman faculty and mentorship of a master teacher.
What are the linguistic consequences of Spanish in contact with English? How is language inextricably linked to culture? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Spanish-English bilingual speaker in the US? The reprecusssions of administrative policies related to the use of Spanish, the bilingual mind, and American's attitudes toward other languages as well as non-standard language use? To complement the class content, students will interact with the Hispanic community in Greenville and analyze texts that demonstrate the merging to two languages and cultures.
Teaching Frgn Lang Mthds, K-12
Introduction to a variety of language learning theories, with opportunities to develop materials and practice techniques appropriate to teaching foreign languages on any level. Field observations required. Emphasis on the teaching of the four skills, testing, culture, technology, and the development of foreign language proficiency.
Elementary Spanish I
Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structure necessary to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. An appreciation of Spanish-speaking culture underlies the orientation of the course.
Elementary Spanish II
Continuation of the skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) developed in first elementary course, with increased emphasis on vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expression, and cultural differences.
Intermediate Spanish I
Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills.
Spanish Language House
Media such as newspapers, magazines, film, and television help focus regular discussions on current topics of concern to Hispanic society. Student journals are presented in both oral and written form. Spanish is used for all discussions and written work.
Spanish Service Learning
The main goal of this course is to serve and explore the community around us, in particular the Spanish-speaking community, through academic investigation and service work in Greenville or surroundings. Course consists of classroom meetings, community projects outside of class, and reflective assignments, through which the student will improve her/his use of Spanish, discover the local community, and help the people that live in that community.
Intro to Hispanic Linguistics
A systematic linguistic study of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax. Also considers the historical development of Spanish from its earliest stages to the present, as well as the language's regional, social, and contextual variations, and its presence in the United States.
Adv Spanish Oral & Wrtn Exprsn
Designed for advanced students to refine their spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis is on sustained expository, persuasive and rhetorical communication; on advanced grammar usage and syntax; and on precision in the production of phonological and intonational patterns of modern Spanish. Can be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Advanced Hispanic Linguistics
In-depth study of an area of Hispanic linguisitcs with an emphasis on both theory and empirical research. Students may participate in a research project for a more profound understanding of course material. May be repeated with change of topic.